Andisa Agri Affiliations and Associates

By: Andisa Agri  11-11-2011
Keywords: Project Management, Agriculture, Land Reform

Refer to the attached résumés of the Associate and Affiliate specialists (more detailed CVs are available on request.
Andisa Agri works with the following individual Associates and Affiliate organisations so as to provide a “one-stop” agri business solution service to our clients:

  • Danie Jordaan: Danie holds an MSc Agric (Ag Econ) with additional qualifications in project management. He is experienced in strategic management, market analysis, capacity building, brand development, project management, supply chain analysis and business modelling. Prior to joining Andisa Agri he was the Regional Agribusiness Coordinator (Southern and East Africa) for an international agribusiness development company. He has worked across Southern and East Africa.
  • Matt Williams: Matt holds a National Diploma in Agricultural with additional qualifications in sugarcane production, project management, credit management, estate agency and property valuation. Matt has additional skills in the area of integrated environmental management, wetland delineation and farm planning. Matt has twelve years expertise in BEE agricultural development finance as well as practical farm management experience of intensive irrigated horticultural operations (tropical and sub-tropical fruit).
  • David (Oscar) Ashton: has 40 years agricultural and developmental experience. He has a BSc Agric degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, General Management experience having been GM at Mkwasine Estate in Zimbabwe and Divisional Manager: Rural and Agriculture for Ithala. Oscar has been involved in many emerging farmer development initiatives and programmes to improve extension services to emerging farmers in South Africa and Africa.
  • Edward Malu: holds a sugarcane production diploma and has been an extension officer within the sugar industry with 26 years of experience. Edward has provided community training and development facilitation services to a number of projects.
  • Isikhungusethu: is an integrated planning and development company with a team of specialists with expertise in the arena of project management, spatial and strategic development planning, institutional development, local economic development, EIA and facilitation
  • QuarteX Technologies: provide business solutions through the innovative use of technology. Services relate to, the integration of Geographical Information into business using GIS technologies, Mobile/Cellular Value Added Services for the general mobile user and development of mobile, business applications and business process consulting, application development and open source solution implementation.
  • Intune Consulting Services (ICS) - Deidre Rankin: has a Master “cum laude” and honours in land reform, with 10 years project management experience in Land reform projects, Economic Development, Poverty Alleviation and Municipal Wide high priority projects across various types.
  • Mack & Associates Development Advisors - Rory Mack: has a forestry diploma and has been a forester, development advisor - managing small-scale forestry projects, providing policy advice, preparing business plans for land reform and other development projects. In addition he has conducted land use plans, area based plans
  • John Phipson: has a degree from UKZN with numerous additional courses in agriculture and soils. He has done many land use assessments, soil utilisation and yield optimisation, budgeting control and skills training, strategic planning for development initiatives, crop processing and preservation and utilisation of natural resources. John is fluent in isiZulu and isiXhosa
  • BPF Consulting - Andreas Malwane: is an experienced social and development facilitator with a background in conservation and environmental education, community project development. He has been involved in community potable water projects, tourism ventures and business planning as part of land claims.
  • Skills for Africa: are an accredited skills training company, registered with the department of Labour and Agriculture with full accreditation with AGRISETA (Accreditation number: PAET7240). They specialise in: -
    • Entrepreneurial skills
    • Agric-management skills
    • Business Skills
    • Agricultural based t
    • echnical skills
    • Personal development skills
    • Formal Agricultural qualifications
  • Dave Dobson: has a BSc and MBA with key qualifications in forestry and related industries. He has been instrumental in the establishment of a number of BEE forestry related Co-operatives.
  • Dr Alistair Patterson: is a livestock specialist with many years of advisory experience to emerging smallholder stock farmers.
  • Peter Rutsch: is a land legal expert in South African law.
  • Peter Parker Properties: are farm property estate agents who work in the land reform space

Keywords: Agriculture, Land Reform, Project Management